George RR Martin to keynote NMPW’s 75th Anniversary Banquet

While you may know that George RR Martin is the author of the best-selling book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” that began with A Game of Thrones, which became an award-winning television series by the same name, did you know any of the following facts about him?

1. Martin received a B.S. in Journalism (summa cum laude) in 1970, a M.S. in Journalism in 1971, and a Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2021 from Northwestern University.

2. Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986, and as producer and writer for the 1987 Beauty and The Beast.

3. In 2022, Martin became the Executive Producer of AMC’s Dark Winds.

4. Martin’s charity work includes supporting authors through scholarships to Clarion West, Odyssey Writing Workshop, and the Taos Tool Box, as well as the establishment of the George R. R. Martin Chair in Storytelling at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.

5. Martin is the proud owner of Beastly Books and Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, NM.

Martin is contemplating an interesting talk where he will weave in his thoughts about Banned Books and the protection of the First Amendment. His bookstore, Beastly Books, will be on hand at the Conference Banquet from 5:30 – 8:30 to sell not only his signed books but also many banned books. The Banquet is sold out and registrations are closed.

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